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Rehabilitating the Jordan River Valley Through Cross-Border Community Cooperation

May 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Five mayors from municipalities along the Jordan River and Dead Sea, as well as representatives from Friends of the Earth Middle East, explore ways to use cross-border water and sanitation cooperation to restore the region's vitality and to build literal and metaphorical bridges.

Urban Crime and Violence in Brazil: Combating Citizens' Sense of Insecurity

April 28, 2006 // 9:00am11:30am
Claudio Beato, Director, Center for Crime and Public Safety Studies, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Urban Social Specialist, Latin America and Caribbean Region, the World Bank; Luis Bitencourt, Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; Commentator, John D French, Associate Professor of History, Duke University

Youth and The City: Comparative Perspectives on Urban Space, Class, and Gender in Recife (Brazil), Hanoi (Vietnam), and Lusaka (Zambia)

April 27, 2006 // 10:00am12:00pm
Karen Tranberg Hansen, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University. Wilson Center Scholar. Anne Line Dalsgård, Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology, Aarhus University.Karen Valentin, Assistant Professor, Danish University of Education.Discussant: Pamela Reynolds, Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.

The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro

March 17, 2006 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Zachary M. Schrag, Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University and Discussant: David F. Garrison, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Brookings Greater Washington Research Program, Brookings Institution.

Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case

February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.
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Book Launch -- Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv

January 26, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Blair A. Ruble discussed his newest book that explores how migrants have shaped civic and political life in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv, all of which have histories of ethnic, racial, and language divisions.

Global Urban Poverty: Setting the Research Agenda

December 15, 2005 // 1:00am4:00am
Carole Rakodi Professor of International Urban Development, The University of Birmingham;Jorge Wilheim Former Deputy Secretary General of the UN Habitat II Conference (1996).

Urbanization and Health in Developing World Cities

December 02, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
After fading from the agenda over the past fifteen to twenty years, urban health is recapturing the attention of policy makers and international health advocates worldwide. With rapid rates of urbanization, cities are struggling to provide a host of services and infrastructure for old and new populations alike.

Representing Competing Identities in Postwar Mostar

November 16, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Emily Gunzburger Makas, PhD Candidate in History of Architecture and Urbanism, Cornell University

Divided Cities

August 31, 2005 // 10:30am5:00pm
In this workshop we explore the following: What is a divided or contested city? What are the core sources of conflict? What factors may promote peaceful co existence? What policies or interventions can promote harmony? Featuring presentations by A.C.Hepburn, University of Sunderland; H.V. Savitch, University of Louisville; Scott Bollens, University of California, Irvine; and Peter Marcuse, Columbia University.

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